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Systems, devices, methods, and programs disclosed herein provide a solution for monitoring and tracking assets by utilizing wireless communications. A representative system for monitoring assets includes a remote monitoring station (RMS) and a network of identification (ID) tags. Each ID tag is coupled to an asset and is configured to wirelessly communicate with other ID tags in the network within a predetermined proximity. Each tag is also configured to relay communications from other ID tags so that a communication path is established between the RMS and any ID tag in the network, either directly or via other ID tags.

Title
Monitoring and tracking of assets by utilizing wireless communications
Application Number
10/324422
Publication Number
6972682 (B2)
Application Date
December 20, 2002
Publication Date
December 6, 2005
Inventor
Gisele Welch
Atlanta
GA, US
Robert W Baggerman
Atlanta
GA, US
Ronald Earl Wagner
Winter Springs
FL, US
Neil William Lareau
Duluth
GA, US
Agent
Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley L
Assignee
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
GA, US
IPC
G08B 013/14
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